Spectate or Participate: More of Colorado’s Top Events are Here!
Jaunary 18, 2017 \\ By: Stefanie Van Der Kar
Looking to participate in or attend Colorado’s most anticipated winter sports events? Check out how “send it” for the rest of your 2017 ski season with these upcoming events:
SIA Uphill/Downhill Challenge
SIA Uphill/Downhill Challenge at Copper Mountain Resort, CO “Bringing together the weak, strong and the thirsty…”
This race helps raise funds for the Colorado Avalanche Information Center (CAIC). A $20 donation per competitor is the only cost. Teams must register in threes and this event is promoted to be a fun beginner-friendly skimo race. Costumes are required. They do offer a COSMIC race for the elite which includes two climbs and two descents while the uphill/downhill challenge is only one climb, one descent. However, both races start together at noon.
February 11 – February 19
Women’s Ski Week at Breckenridge Ski Resort, Breckenridge, CO. Breckenridge offers this week unique ski lessons, gear demos, fashion tips and more and they want you to be there! With a full line-up for the week and more details to come, see what you can sign up for and what’s being offered, here!
February 27 – March 5
Burton US Open Championships return to Vail Mountain in Vail, CO.
Bringing the best snowboarders in the world to compete to win the most prestigious Halfpipe and Slopestyle titles in snowboarding. An event you don’t want to miss. For more information, click here.
March 5, Copper Mountain Resort, CO
The Special Olympics come back to Colorado Sunday, March 5 at Copper Mountain. This will be the 29th year in events including alpine skiing, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and snowboarding. Come support these amazing athletes!
March 11, Breckenridge Ski Resort, CO
The Fives Peaks race is North America’s highest ski mountaineering race in the Ten Mile Range. There is a long course and a short course offered to participants.
April – Date TBD
Imperial Challenge, Breckenridge Ski Resort, CO
Anyone can participate in the Imperial Challenge – with the appropriate gear of course! As long as you are descending on equipment that has metal edges, you should be good to go. Uphill racers choose from ultralight, telemark and AT gear. You’ll see split boards and snowshoes with gear being shuttled in a backpack. However you choose to ascend and descend, you probably won’t be alone. The total climb is 3000′, not for the faint of heart. This event is a long-standing tradition in Breckenridge that is a lot of fun to participate in or just witness.